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#Adoption

# adoption - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 31,089 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

# adoption - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

Jan 16th 2021, 10:30 AM 117,354 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

# adoption - Friday 15 January, 2021

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Jan 15th 2021, 12:10 AM 18,723 Views 46 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the legal advice provided to Government in relation to rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

# adoption - Monday 11 January, 2021

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 21,403 Views 32 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,993 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# adoption - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,056 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# adoption - Friday 23 October, 2020

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 55,955 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

# adoption - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy
# No Consensus
# No Consensus

Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy

Dec 11th 2019, 10:25 PM 15,359 Views 54 Comments

Minister Zappone said she was “personally deeply disappointed” that a consensus could not be reached on the issue.

# adoption - Thursday 9 May, 2019

81-year-old woman meets her mother for the first time after 60 years of searching
# Eileen Macken
# Eileen Macken

81-year-old woman meets her mother for the first time after 60 years of searching

May 9th 2019, 4:23 PM 61,446 Views 28 Comments

Eileen Macken spoke to Liveline this afternoon about meeting her mother Elizabeth, who’s 103.

# adoption - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC

Feb 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 67,064 Views 15 Comments

The woman’s adopted status is not well known and she was unaware she would have to discuss the topic in public.

# adoption - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises

Jan 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,323 Views 24 Comments

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# adoption - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments
# Arc Adoption
# Arc Adoption

Couples who were left in limbo after adoption agency shut down to get payments

Jan 10th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,356 Views 12 Comments

Arc Adoption was licenced to facilitate intercountry adoptions from 2011-2014.

# adoption - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Nov 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 10,469 Views 21 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

# adoption - Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

Oct 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 99,887 Views 26 Comments

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

# adoption - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,267 Views 46 Comments

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# adoption - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'Lies, secrets and silences': Some people with illegally registered births will never know
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Lies, secrets and silences': Some people with illegally registered births will never know

Jun 14th 2018, 5:08 PM 10,335 Views 25 Comments

Minister Zappone has appointed an independent reviewer to oversee an analysis of tens of thousands of records.

# adoption - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended

Jun 12th 2018, 1:13 PM 7,338 Views 35 Comments

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors also called for a full national DNA database with free testing for all adoptees and illegal adoptees.

# adoption - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age'
# Adoption
# Adoption

Joan Burton: 'I only saw my long form birth cert when I was close to 50 years of age'

Jun 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 57,976 Views 65 Comments

Joan Burton TD recalls her personal efforts to obtain information on her adoption and what legal reforms are now necessary after revelations on the faking of birth certificates.

# adoption - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Poll: Should adopted people be allowed access their full birth information?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should adopted people be allowed access their full birth information?

May 31st 2018, 9:58 AM 29,580 Views 141 Comments

The issue of adoption rights has been to the forefront in recent days.

# adoption - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'

May 30th 2018, 6:08 PM 19,868 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday it was revealed that 126 children adopted between 1946 and 1969 weren’t registered correctly.

Varadkar says there'll be 'difficult conversations' as some Irish people find out they were adopted
# False Registrations
# False Registrations

Varadkar says there'll be 'difficult conversations' as some Irish people find out they were adopted

May 30th 2018, 11:30 AM 24,463 Views 69 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, “This really needs to be dealt with with the ultimate sensitivity in the period ahead.”

# adoption - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents

May 29th 2018, 3:26 PM 27,823 Views 103 Comments

People who were born between 1946 and 1969, who don’t have an adoption order, and were placed by St Patrick’s Guild may be affected by the revelation.

# adoption - Friday 4 May, 2018

Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds
# Adoption
# Adoption

Oklahoma passes law allowing adoption agencies deny children to LGBT families on religious grounds

May 4th 2018, 7:33 AM 14,117 Views 216 Comments

It’s similar to laws in at least five other states.

# adoption - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Column: So you think adoption has nothing to do with you?
# Voices
# Voices

Column: So you think adoption has nothing to do with you?

Apr 15th 2018, 8:45 AM 32,647 Views 44 Comments

Adoption affects more of us than we realise. 900,000 people are directly affected by adoption or close to 20% of the current population of Ireland, writes Paul Redmond.

# adoption - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status
# PSC
# PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

Jan 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 60,824 Views 111 Comments

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# adoption - Monday 25 December, 2017

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
# Home
# Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

Dec 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 16,162 Views 3 Comments

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

# adoption - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'By getting a puppy at Christmas you're putting it at the worst start in life'
# Dogs Trust
# Dogs Trust

'By getting a puppy at Christmas you're putting it at the worst start in life'

Dec 21st 2017, 6:15 AM 28,731 Views 18 Comments

Dogs Trust is repeating its warning to the public to not give dogs as Christmas presents.

# adoption - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted
# Singled Out
# Singled Out

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

Nov 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 88,922 Views 106 Comments

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# adoption - Thursday 2 November, 2017

35 US-born children adopted by Irish families
# International Agreement
# International Agreement

35 US-born children adopted by Irish families

Nov 2nd 2017, 6:45 PM 26,762 Views 76 Comments

The adoptions have taken place in the last four years.

# adoption - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s

Jan 9th 2017, 6:10 AM 54,133 Views 121 Comments

On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.

# adoption - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by same-sex couples are more likely to be abused
# Adoption
# Adoption

Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by same-sex couples are more likely to be abused

Nov 30th 2016, 7:30 PM 18,877 Views 173 Comments

Former Tánaiste said she found the letter “needlessly offensive” to adopted people and gay people.

# adoption - Saturday 20 August, 2016

The lovely moment a teen asks her mam's partner to adopt her is going super viral
# Hey Dad
From The Daily Edge
# Hey Dad

The lovely moment a teen asks her mam's partner to adopt her is going super viral

Aug 20th 2016, 2:36 PM 8,332 Views 1 Comment

It gets emotional.

# adoption - Thursday 11 August, 2016

This kind air hostess adopted a stray dog that waited outside her hotel for six months
# Bring Me Home
From The Daily Edge
# Bring Me Home

This kind air hostess adopted a stray dog that waited outside her hotel for six months

Aug 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 7,023 Views 1 Comment

SIX months!

# adoption - Sunday 7 August, 2016

A stray dog followed a runner for half a desert marathon, and now she's getting adopted
# Gobi
From The Daily Edge
# Gobi

A stray dog followed a runner for half a desert marathon, and now she's getting adopted

Aug 7th 2016, 9:12 AM 5,405 Views 1 Comment

No YOU’RE crying.

# adoption - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late
# Find My Family
# Find My Family

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late

Jun 25th 2016, 7:40 AM 14,478 Views 16 Comments

People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.

# adoption - Thursday 10 March, 2016

The lovely moment a girl asked the man who raised her to adopt her is going viral on Facebook
# Sob
From The Daily Edge
# Sob

The lovely moment a girl asked the man who raised her to adopt her is going viral on Facebook

Mar 10th 2016, 8:12 AM 6,217 Views 3 Comments

It’s even caught Ellen DeGeneres’ attention.

# adoption - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Aged 61, actor discovers he was adopted: 'I went from being an only child to the eldest of seven'
# The Magnificent Seven
# The Magnificent Seven

Aged 61, actor discovers he was adopted: 'I went from being an only child to the eldest of seven'

Jan 26th 2016, 6:10 AM 47,744 Views 32 Comments

Alan Stanford says, ‘Knowing you haven’t been forgotten is so important’

# adoption - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

"Meeting my birth father for the first time was really a unique experience."

"Meeting my birth father for the first time was really a unique experience."

Jan 19th 2016, 10:36 AM 14,503 Views 25 Comments

TV3′s Adoption Stories has followed up on Dan, adopted from Romania when he was three.

# adoption - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

'If I was a scientist I'd invent a time machine, and go visit my birth mother'
# Adoption Stories
# Adoption Stories

'If I was a scientist I'd invent a time machine, and go visit my birth mother'

Jan 5th 2016, 6:00 AM 15,182 Views 6 Comments

Nine years after being adopted by Irish parents, Liwen has settled in well.

# adoption - Thursday 6 August, 2015

My first daughter was taken from me at 18, but I never gave up hope of meeting her again
# Opinion
# Opinion

My first daughter was taken from me at 18, but I never gave up hope of meeting her again

Aug 6th 2015, 5:00 PM 1,400 Views 45 Comments

Adopted children shouldn’t be prevented from contacting their natural mothers, Irish First Mothers founder Kathy McMahon writes.

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